Oct 20

Stephen Colbert and the Angry Inch

How tall is Stephen Colbert

On Wednesday night’s episode of “The Colbert Report”, Stephen Colbert devoted a segment of “Who’s Attacking Me Now?” to the search engine giant Google, who have robbed him of a precious inch of height.

“You see folks, when I Googled myself this afternoon, as I do every day at 3 sharp … I was horrified to learn that the Google celebrity profile of me lists my height as 5’10″. 5’10″? What is that measured in? Hectares? Because it sure isn’t feet and inches, Google. I’m 5’11″!”

Colbert went on to personally address the chief executive of Google, Larry Page, because in image-conscious Hollywood an extra inch means everything. “All I want is the height I deserve. And I fought for every inch, and no one, but no one, is taking that away from me. Especially not Larry Page, who according to Google, is 5’11”. [The New York Times]

Well it seems that the good humoured powers that be at Google were watching the show on Wednesday night. If you search, “How tall is Stephen Colbert” on Google, you will receive the following answer “5′ 10.5″ (1.79m -ish)”. And as seen in the image above, Google couldn’t help getting a jab in at tiny fake newsman Jon Stewart, who is listed as “Shorter”.

But it doesn’t end there folks …

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Oct 18

Happy Ninth Anniversary to ‘The Colbert Report’

Truthiness - The Colbert Report

As Stephen referenced earlier this week,The Colbert Report premiered way back on October 17, 2005. Those of us who were familiar with Stephen Colbert on The Daily Show were excited, of course, but little did we know what an impact the show would make on our lives and in our hearts. While we are sad to see the program to be taken off the air in a short while, we are cheered by knowing that Stephen will be moving on to an opportunity for him to be “better known” by a larger viewing audience. And here on the Hub and in other fan forums we can appreciate the friendships that have sprung up as a result of the Colbert Nation making its voice heard.

On behalf of all the Hub staff, Happy Anniversary to the past and present staff and crew of The Colbert Report! Thank you for nine great years!

Sep 26

Stephen Colbert Vs. Eric ‘Schmidthead’: Google Chairman Faces Off With Comic Nemesis

Stephen Colbert, Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg at 92Y

(via @StephenAtHome)

“We’ve got 42 shows left. Something like that. That’s it,” Stephen Colbert said.

“That’s terrible,” Eric Schmidt replied.

“That’s lovely,” Colbert corrected. “Forty-two shows and then we’ll do something else. I’m not dying.”

The proceedings Tuesday night at the 92nd Street Y were supposedly about Google executive chairman Schmidt and Google executive Jonathan Rosenberg—coauthors of How Google Works, a book-length treatise on the secrets of innovation and success at the technology behemoth, which they’ve been promoting on every conceivable media platform over the past few days.

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Sep 23

Why Stephen Colbert Doesn’t Need to Apologize

Stephen Colbert Who's Attacking Me NowWhen Stephen made a reference to the fact that he only has one female writer, as he accepted his Emmy in August, for “Outstanding Variety Show”, he then apologized, “for some reason”. What I thought he was trying to say when he said that was actually more the opposite. I don’t think he should have to apologize at all. He has done nothing wrong. However, many people in the media seem to disagree judging by the number of recent articles commenting on that one line in his Emmy acceptance speech. So we here at the Hub have delved into this issue, analyzed it and here are the results. The opinions expressed in this piece are mine and not necessarily representative of Colbert News Hub as a whole.

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Sep 20

‘The Colbert Report’ to Change Channels in Canada

The Colbert Report logo Heads up Canadian Hubsters! Commencing on Monday, September 22nd, 2014, ‘The Colbert Report’ will no longer air at 11:35PM ET on the Comedy Network. Instead, the shows first airing on Canadian television will be at 11:30PM / 8:30PM on M3, followed by a repeat showing on the Comedy Network at 12:37PM EP.

M3 is available via local cable providers or on:

  • Bell Satellite Channels 571 (SD) and 1671 (HD)
  • Shaw Direct channel 581
  • Rogers channels 36, 477 (HD) and 702

(Thank you to Sharilyn for the channel info!)

Sep 18

September 2nd, 2014: The Taping ReporT!

The Colbert Report taping report Hello, everyone! It’s me, Stephensmile64, back again with another taping reporT. So yeah, I know what you’re all thinking? “Stephensmile64, didn’t you just attend a taping?” Why yes, I did. So unfortunately, I did not attend this show but a friend of a friend of mine did. I actually got the tickets for he and three of his friends and the following day, he graciously sent me a brief email report.

He attended the September 2, 2014 show and this was his first taping ever. He had a wonderful time and quickly sent me some of the Q&A. For him, these questions and answers were totally new, so he was really excited about hearing them. He also stated that Stephen was very open and sincere. So, without further ado …

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